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Our Spirit, Our Reality: Celebrating Our Stories Paperback – December 15, 2011
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Elena has been on the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) Speakers Bureau for since 2001 and is an AHC Scholar. She not only performs a Chautauqua as Teresa Urrea, a curandera who lived in the 1900's but also does two presentations about Morenci and one on el Día de los Muertos.
In 2001 Elena became a Research Associate and SIROW Scholar at the University of Arizona. She completed a project funded by AHC, "In the Shadow of the Smokestack," a website containing oral history interviews and photographs of Chicano elders living in Morenci during the Depression and World War II. In 2005 she finished another project funded by AHC and the Stocker Foundation, "The Tubac 1880's Schoolhouse Living History Program."
Elena is one of the founders of Sowing the Seeds, a collective of Latina writers. In 2002, she co-edited "Sowing the Seeds, una cosecha de recuerdos," an anthology written by the Comadres. The project was funded by AHC. Elena has also written a full-length play about Teresa Urrea that has had two readings in Tucson. Currently she is nearing completion of another collection of Morenci stories entitled "Albóndiga Soup" and is co-editing a second anthology by the Sowing the Seeds Collective entitled "Our Spirit, Our Reality."
Her website is at www.elenadiazbjorkquist.net